MEDA201 Clinical Procedures II

Department of Business Studies: Medical Assisting

I. Course Number and Title
MEDA201 Clinical Procedures II
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250
IV. Prerequisites
MEDA120 (C or better) or BIOL115 (C or better)
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
None
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course offers the student knowledge and practice in medical assisting skills required in a medical office. Pharmacology, medication administration, and principles of medical assisting in specialized areas of medicine are the main focus.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Students will
      1. demonstrate an understanding of best practice in maintaining awareness of federal and state health care legislation and regulations including all aspects of controlled substances;
      2. demonstrate an understanding of best practice in preparing and administering medications via oral and parenteral routes;
      3. prepare the patient for and assist with various types of examinations; and
      4. assist with treatment and screening follow-up and teach methods of health promotion.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. pharmacology and drugs
    2. drug legislation and regulation
    3. legal considerations in the medical office
    4. medication measurement systems
    5. calculating dosages: ratio and proportion
    6. legal responsibilities in medication administration
    7. dosage forms
    8. parenteral route
    9. the medical assistant in the practice of gynecology and obstetrics
    10. the medical assistant in the pediatric practice
    11. legal and ethical considerations in the practice of gynecology and obstetrics
    12. the medical assistant in the practice of neurology
    13. the medical assistant in the practice of psychiatry and mental health
    14. the medical assistant in the practice of orthopedics
    15. legal and ethical consideration in the practice of orthopedics
    16. the physical, emotional, and economic effects of disability
    17. physical aspects of rehabilitation
    18. psychological aspects of rehabilitation
    19. specialized rehabilitation therapies
    20. the medical assistant’s role in the practice of cardiology, pulmonary and gastroenterology
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. The assessment of course learning goals will be based on classroom discussions, written exams, assignments, papers, and/or performance based tasks and projects.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    See course format
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.

Review/Approval Date - 11/01; Revised 4/05; Revised 12/2009